Google bids $900M for Nortel patents, but Microsoft already has them in the bag

[Post updated at 1:45 p.m. with clarification of Microsoft's rights to these patents under a previous licensing deal with Nortel.] An executive with bankrupt Nortel Networks calls its intellectual property holdings “one of the most extensive and compelling patent portfolios to ever come on the market.” Of course, he’s inherently biased. But Google today suggested… Read More